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Assistant Professor--International Studies, FLAME University, PhD in International Relations, Lancaster University

Saloni Kapur is Assistant Professor of International Studies in the Department of Social Sciences at FLAME University. Her research interests include critical security studies, international relations theory, and the politics of South and West Asia.

Saloni holds a PhD in International Relations from Lancaster University, an MA in International Relations from the University of Warwick, and a BA in Economics from the University of Pune. Her PhD thesis utilised English School theory to explore the responsibility of the great powers towards insecurity in Pakistan. She is currently working on the relations between South and West Asia viewed through the prism of Regional Security Complex Theory. She is the author of Pakistan after Trump: Great Power Responsibility in a Multi-Polar World (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2021) and the co-editor of Securitisation in the Non-West (Routledge, 2019).


  • 2019–present
    Assistant Professor--International Studies, FLAME University
  • 2018–2018
    Visiting Faculty, Symbiosis School of International Studies
  • 2008–2011
    News Editor, International SOS and Control Risks
  • 2007–2008
    Senior Analyst, International SOS and Control Risks
  • 2006–2006
    Intern, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime


  • 2021 
    University of Lancaster, PhD International Relations
  • 2006 
    University of Warwick, MA International Relations
  • 2006 
    University of Pune, BA Economics

Professional Memberships

  • British International Studies Association